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The Broadcast Schedule for Tuesday, January 20, 2020

3rd Tuesday

11:05 PM (Monday): Let IT Happen HEAR: Sean Corvino

2 AM: Floored Radio: Xavior Varien

6 AM: Democracy Now! Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez

7 AM: Radio Base Camp: Steve di Costanzo

9 AM: Radio Nothing: Rod Richardson

11:55 AM: The WPKN White Rose Political Calendar

12 Noon: First Voices Radio: Tiokasin Ghosthorse

In the first half-hour, Host Tiokasin Ghosthorse interviews Erica Tremblay. Erica Tremblay (Seneca-Cayuga Nation) is a filmmaker and activist currently studying her Indigenous language on the Six Nations Reserve. Her projects have screened at 60+ film festivals and her work has been featured on PBS, CNN and the Independent Film Channel. Erica’s films explore topics including violence against Indigenous women, restorative justice and issues impacting the two-spirit community. Erica was recently honored as a 40 Under 40 Native American. Erica’s narrative short film, “Little Chief,” will have its World Premiere at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival, which takes place in Park City, Utah from Jan. 23 to Feb. 2. The film stars an Indigenous cast, including Lily Gladstone (“Certain Women,” “Billions”) and was produced through the Sundance Institute Native Filmmakers Lab last year. More information about Erica: www.erica-tremblay.com/about. Sundance Film Festival information: www.sundance.org/blogs/indigenous-made-films-2020-festival.

In the second half-hour, Tiokasin talks with Christine McCleave. Christine Diindiisi McCleave, a citizen of Turtle Mountain Ojibwe Nation, serves as Executive Director for the National Native American Boarding School Healing Coalition. Christine is an alumna of Northwestern College, Augsburg University and St. Thomas University, having earned master’s degrees in leader and business administration, with a research focus on the legacy of Indian boarding schools on spiritual activities and Indian activism today. In addition to being trained in numerous trauma and healing practices and exercises, Christine is presently a fellow of the Nexus Community Boards and Commissions Leadership Institute. The National Native American Boarding School Healing Coalition is embarking on a ten-year strategic plan designed to strengthen the organization as it continues to grow into the future. In its first few years of execution, the strategic plan will be supported through a $10M grant recently awarded to NABS by the Kendeda Fund. www.boardingschoolhealing.org

1 PM: Lisa Sahulka

4 PM: The Quest: Terry Hopper

6:55 PM: WPKN Local News: for Connecticut and Long Island

7 PM: WPKN Evening Report: National and International News

7:30 PM: This Way Out: The International LGBT Radio Magazine

8 PM: Extensions: Dylan McDonnell

11 PM: WPKN Local News: for Connecticut and Long Island

11:05 PM: Thematic Tuesday: Mark Mushin

2 AM (Wednesday): The Peak Of The Night: Alex Panda

The Broadcast Schedule for Monday, January 20, 2020

3rd Monday

12 AM: Paralelo Zero-Radio Brazil: K C Vaz

2 AM: The A List: Sam Hopkins

6 AM: Alternative Radio: David Barsamian

7 AM: One Step Ahead of the Blues: Mark Mushin

9 AM: Johnny Be Good: John Corvino

12 Noon: Report To The Listeners: General Manager Steve di Costanzo

1 PM: The Jazz Sound: Rick Petrone

4 PM: Pete Stewart

6:55 PM: WPKN Local News: for Connecticut and Long Island

7 PM: WPKN Evening Report: National and International News

7:30 PM: CounterSpin: weekly news magazine from Fairness And Accuracy In Reporting

8 PM: Counterpoint: Scott Harris

Featured Guests:

  1. Anthony Torres, Communications/Political Director with the group By The People, discusses a nationwide coalition’s plans for future protest actions and nonviolent civil disobedience on the eve of the Senate impeachment trial vote.
  2. Carol Jenkins, co-president and CEO of the ERA Coalition, discusses the state of Virginia’s recent passage of the Equal Rights Amendment, becoming the 38th state to do so — and the ongoing, decades-long campaign to ratify the ERA to the US Constitution.
  3. Journalist Daniel Denvir, the author of “All-American Nativism” (forthcoming from Verso Press), Visiting Fellow in International and Public Affairs at Brown University’s Watson Institute, a writer in residence at The Appeal, and the host of The Dig podcast on Jacobin Radio. Here Daniel talks about his recent Jacobin magazine article, “What a Bernie Sanders Presidency Would Look Like.” It being MLK Day he’ll also consider how Bernie’s agenda overlaps with MLK’s movement for social justice.
  4. Kim Ives, an editor with the Haiti Liberté newspaper, talks about the latest developments in Haiti including: President Jovenel Moïse ruling by decree, his drive for a new Haitian Constitution…as well as the status of the nationwide protest movement as the nation observed the 10th anniversary of the January 12 earthquake.

10 PM: Writer’s Voice: Francesca Rheannon

We talk with Alyss Thomas, about her guide to journaling: The Journal Writers Companion. Then, we check in with Thomas’ brother Gareth St. John Thomas about his terrific guide to learning and writing about a family member’s history. It’s called Finding True Connections.

11 PM: WPKN Local News: for Connecticut and Long Island

11:05 PM: Let IT Happen HEAR: Sean Corvino

2 AM (Tuesday): Floored Radio: Xavior Varien

The Broadcast Schedule for Sunday, January 19, 2020

3rd Sunday

10 PM (Saturday): Jazz and Soul on Ice: Doc Hardy (fill-in for Mikki’s Room)

2 AM: Snap Crackle, POP!: Alec Cumming (fill-in for Icon In The Domain)

5 AM: Vision Communautaire: Maud Joseph and Bertho Joseph

7 AM: Ebong Udoma (fill-in for Solidarity and What’s Your Point?: Garnett Ankle)

10 AM: Morning Maniac Music: David Golden

1 PM: Sunday Brunch Concert

2 PM: La Esquina Latina: Edwin o Luis

5 PM: Between The Lines – the week’s under-reported news stories and analysis. Produced by Scott Harris

5:30 PM: Mic Check: weekly community discussion program.

6 PM: Ralph Nader Radio Hour: Ralph Nader with David Feldman and Steve Skrovan

7 PM: Cool Blues And Rare Records Show: Al Bell (fill-in for Antique Blues: Bill Nolan)

10 PM: Railroad Dave Radio: David Schwartz

12 AM (Monday): Paralelo Zero-Radio Brazil: K C Vaz

2 AM (Monday): The A List: Sam Hopkins

The Broadcast Schedule for Saturday, January 18, 2020

3rd Saturday

10:05 PM (Friday): Love and Communication: Michelle Morgan

2 AM: Off-Beat!: Rich Kaminsky

6 AM: The Carousel: Dave Z.

9 AM: The Car Bob Show: Bob Costanzo, Doug Echols and the Car Bob Crew

11 AM: ¡Barricada!: John Lugo

1 PM: Jazz and Soul on Ice: Doc Hardy (fill-in for Dancing Barefoot: Deb Guhl)

4 PM: My Other Music (MOM): Joseph Celli (fill-in for Shut Up & Listen: Mystery Girl)

7 PM: Capital Radio: Colette Rossignol (fill-in for Esoterica Et Cetera: Jeff Day)

10 PM: Jazz and Soul on Ice: Doc Hardy (fill-in for Mikki’s Room)

2 AM (Sunday): Snap Crackle, POP!: Alec Cumming (fill-in for Icon In The Domain)

The Broadcast Schedule for Friday, January 17, 2020

3rd Friday

11:05 PM (Thursday): Another Girl, Another Planet: Simon Hunter

2 AM: Binwanka

6 AM: Democracy Now! Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez

7 AM: Rock Therapy: Rob Silber (fill-in for Del ‘In Transition’)

9 AM: Zanj Radio: Maud Joseph

12 Noon: State of the Arts: Richard Pheneger & Peggy Nelson

1 PM: PURE w/howard thompson

4 PM: Connections: Eric Cocks

6:55 PM: WPKN Local News: for Connecticut and Long Island

7 PM: WPKN Evening Report: National and International News

7:30 PM: Economic Update with Dr. Richard Wolff

Independent Media – Updates on sale of co-op craft brewery, U.S. medical costs highest in world, and the “overcoming poverty” defense of capitalism’s inequality and instability. Interview Laura Flanders on independent media.

8 PM: ReHumanize Yourself Radio: Herman Olivera (fill-in for Ray Terlaga: music, Skies of Bridgeport)

10 PM: WPKN Local News: for Connecticut and Long Island

10:05 PM: Love and Communication: Michelle Morgan

2 AM (Saturday): Off-Beat!: Rich Kaminsky

The Broadcast Schedule for Thursday, January 16, 2020

3rd Thursday

11:05 PM (Wednesday): Radio Nothing: Rod Richardson (fill-in for My Soul: From Me to You: Cheryl Magoveny)

2 AM: Ghost In The Machine: Audiophile Anonymous

6 AM: Democracy Now! Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez

7 AM: Cliff Furnald

10 AM: A Miniature World: Binnie Klein

12 Noon: The Organic Farmstand: Richard Hill, Guy Beardsley, and friends

1 PM: All Mixed Up: Peter Bochan

4 PM: El Bailarín del Mambo: Frank Delgado (fill-in for Módulo Lunar: Luis Luna)

6:55 PM: WPKN Local News: for Connecticut and Long Island

7 PM: WPKN Evening Report: National and International News

7:30 PM: Between The Lines

8 PM: In The Evening: Bob Shapiro

11 PM: WPKN Local News: for Connecticut and Long Island

11:05 PM: Another Girl, Another Planet: Simon Hunter

2 AM (Friday): Binwanka

The Broadcast Schedule for Wednesday, January 15, 2020

3rd Wednesday

11 PM (Tuesday): Snap Crackle, POP!: Alec Cumming (fill-in for The Relay: Jason Bischoff-Wurstle)

2 AM: The Peak Of The Night: Alex Panda

6 AM: Democracy Now! Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez

7 AM: Ebong Udoma

9 AM: Rock Therapy: Rob Silber (fill-in for The Carl J. Frano Show: Carl J. Frano)

12 Noon: Kathy’s Corner: Kathy Connor

1 PM: Music, Sacred, and Profane: Nick Jacobs

4 PM: My Soul: From Me to You: Cheryl Magoveny (fill-in for The Music Never Stopped: Martha Nachman)

6:55 PM: WPKN Local News: for Connecticut and Long Island

7 PM: WPKN Evening Report: National and International News

7:30 PM: Sustainable East End: Francesca Rheannon

8 PM: Shaki Presents

11 PM: WPKN Local News: for Connecticut and Long Island

11:05 PM: Radio Nothing: Rod Richardson (fill-in for My Soul: From Me to You: Cheryl Magoveny)

2 AM (Thursday): Ghost In The Machine: Audiophile Anonymous

The Broadcast Schedule for Tuesday, January 14, 2020

2nd Tuesday

11:05 PM (Monday): Real Music, Real Talk: Michael Dunham

2 AM: Floored Radio: Xavior Varien

6 AM: Democracy Now! Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez

7 AM: Radio Base Camp: Steve di Costanzo

9 AM: Radio Nothing: Rod Richardson

11:55 AM: The WPKN White Rose Political Calendar

12 Noon: First Voices Radio: Tiokasin Ghosthorse

In the first half-hour, Host Tiokasin Ghosthorse welcomes Max Nesterak, reporter and producer of “Uprooted: The 1950s Plan to Erase Indian Country” (Nov. 1, 2019) Minnesota Public Radio and APM Reports). Max is a reporter for a soon-to-be-announced news outlet in Minnesota, part of the States Newsroom network. Previously, he has worked at Minnesota Public Radio and National Public Radio.

In the second half-hour, Tiokasin talks with Oqwilowgwa, Kim Recalma-Clutesi of the Qualicum First Nation, British Columbia, Canada. Oqwilowgwa is a cross-cultural interpreter, teacher, researcher and writer on topics of ethnobiology and tribal history. She is also a nonprofit director, political organizer, and award-winning videographer and film producer. Oqwilowgwa is a co-author of “Indigenous song keepers reveal traditional ecological knowledge in music” (The Conversation, Jan. 2, 2020).

1 PM: Lisa Sahulka

4 PM: Radio Something: Valerie Richardson

6:55 PM: WPKN Local News: for Connecticut and Long Island

7 PM: WPKN Evening Report: National and International News

7:30 PM: This Way Out: The International LGBT Radio Magazine

8 PM: Jim Motavalli

Guests: 8:45 PM – singer-songwriter Chris Brown; 9:30 PM Chris Crowley about his book Younger Next Year; 10 PMIrwin Chusid on Sun Ra’s legacy.

11 PM: WPKN Local News: for Connecticut and Long Island

11:05 PM: Snap Crackle, POP!: Alec Cumming (fill-in for The Relay: Jason Bischoff-Wurstle)

2 AM (Wednesday): The Peak Of The Night: Alex Panda

The Broadcast Schedule for Monday, January 13, 2020

2nd Monday

12 AM: Paralelo Zero-Radio Brazil: K C Vaz

2 AM: The A List: Sam Hopkins

6 AM: Alternative Radio: David Barsamian

7 AM: Rock Therapy: Rob Silber

9 AM: Johnny Be Good: John Corvino (fill-in for My Other Music and Soundprint:Asia: Joseph Celli)

12 Noon: Spotlight on Arts & Culture: The Cultural Alliance of Fairfield County (CAFC)

1 PM: The Jazz Sound: Rick Petrone

4 PM: Kevin Gallagher

6:55 PM: WPKN Local News: for Connecticut and Long Island

7 PM: WPKN Evening Report: National and International News

7:30 PM: CounterSpin: weekly news magazine from Fairness And Accuracy In Reporting

8 PM: Counterpoint: Scott Harris

Featured Guests:

  1. Sarah Anderson, Director of the Global Economy Project at the Institute for Policy Studies – and co-editor of the IPS website Inequality.org, talks about her recent article, “The Threat of War Inflates Stock Holdings of Military Contractor CEOs.”
  2. Hedrick Smith, Pulitzer Prize-winning former New York Times reporter and editor and Emmy award-winning producer/correspondent, talks about his new PBS documentary airing nationally this week, “The Democracy Rebellion: A Reporter’s Notebook. Smith travels the country looking for positive stories of democratic reform and finds them in six states where grassroots activists are fighting to equal the playing field.
  3. Jon Rainwater, Executive Director of Peace Action and the Peace Action Education Fund considers the recent House passage of a War Powers Resolution and the fight ahead in the U.S. Senate and through grassroots organizing across the U.S., to prevent President Trump from launching a disastrous war with Iran in the coming weeks and months.
  4. Saya Ameli Hajebi, a leader of the Sunrise Movement in Boston, MA, and a High School senior, discusses organizing for the Green New Deal, the next Climate Strike on April 22, and the 2020 presidential candidate’s positions on climate change in the 2020 election.

10 PM: Writer’s Voice: Francesca Rheannon

Today, we talk with spy fiction writer Alan Furst about his latest book Under Occupation. Then we air excerpts from interviews we did with him about his previous novels, Spies of the Balkans and The Foreign Correspondent. We also play a recording of a poem by the Greek poet C.P. Cavafy, Waiting for the Barbarians. It’s translated from the Greek by Edmund Keeley. And the audio is from Poetry Foundation.org

11 PM: WPKN Local News: for Connecticut and Long Island

11:05 PM: Real Music, Real Talk: Michael Dunham

2 AM (Tuesday): Floored Radio: Xavior Varien

The Broadcast Schedule for Sunday, January 12, 2020

2nd Sunday

10 PM (Saturday): Annette Szczesiul (fill-in for Mikki’s Room)

2 AM: The A List: Vinny

5 AM: Vision Communautaire: Maud Joseph and Bertho Joseph

7 AM: Integrative Wellness: Maud Joseph and Dr. Z.

10 AM: Morning Maniac Music: David Golden

1 PM: Sunday Brunch Concert

2 PM: La Esquina Latina: Edwin o Luis

5 PM: Between The Lines – the week’s under-reported news stories and analysis. Produced by Scott Harris

5:30 PM: Mic Check: weekly community discussion program.

6 PM: Ralph Nader Radio Hour: Ralph Nader with David Feldman and Steve Skrovan

7 PM: Cool Blues And Rare Records Show: Al Bell (fill-in for Antique Blues: Bill Nolan)

10 PM: Railroad Dave Radio: David Schwartz

12 AM (Monday): Paralelo Zero-Radio Brazil: K C Vaz

2 AM (Monday): The A List: Sam Hopkins

The Broadcast Schedule for Saturday, January 11, 2020

2nd Saturday

10:05 PM (Friday): Shut Up & Listen: Mystery Girl

2 AM: Off-Beat!: Rich Kaminsky

6 AM: The Rod Ross Show: Rod Ross

9 AM: Living The Green Life: Sarah Jane Compton and Lindsay Crum

9:30 AM: The Forest And The Trees: Melinda Tuhus

10 AM: The Resistance Round Table

11 AM: The Quest: Terry Hopper (fill-in for ¡Barricada!: John Lugo)

1 PM: Second Saturday Magazine: Bob Johnson

4 PM: Icon In The Domain

7 PM: Esoterica Et Cetera: Jeff Day (fill-in for Capital Radio: Colette Rossignol)

10 PM: Annette Szczesiul (fill-in for Mikki’s Room)

2 AM (Sunday): The A List: Vinny

The Broadcast Schedule for Friday, January 10, 2020

2nd Friday

11:05 PM (Thursday): Ed Flynn

2 AM: El Bailarín del Mambo: Frank Delgado

6 AM: Democracy Now! Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez

7 AM: Del ‘In Transition’

9 AM: Rockers Arena: Night Nurse

12 Noon: State of the Arts: Richard Pheneger & Peggy Nelson

1 PM: Music My Mother Wouldn’t Like: Bruce Swan

4 PM: A Little Bit Of Everything: Bob Anderson

6:55 PM: WPKN Local News: for Connecticut and Long Island

7 PM: WPKN Evening Report: National and International News

7:30 PM: Economic Update with Dr. Richard Wolff

Answering our Critics – Three major criticisms of Economic Update are considered: (1) that we don’t praise capitalism for reducing world poverty, (2) that we don’t admit that “socialism has never worked anywhere,” and (3) that no inventor of a new product or technique who starts a business will ever accept that employees in such a business are equal partners with the inventor, originator of the business. Today’s program answers these criticisms, refuting their arguments systematically.

8 PM: Ray Terlaga: music, Skies of Bridgeport

10 PM: WPKN Local News: for Connecticut and Long Island

10:05 PM: Shut Up & Listen: Mystery Girl

2 AM (Saturday): Off-Beat!: Rich Kaminsky